3.0 Lockdown has started from Monday across the country with two-week extension announced by the government on Friday. Keeping in mind the growing COVID-19 cases in the country which has crossed 42,533 so far, the government has decided to continue the nationwide lockdown with relaxation on certain platforms and public spheres. Certain services and public domains will continue from today with the utmost safety measures and social distancing.
Here is a list of what’s banned and what is allowed from today:
Travel by Air, Rail and Metro and Inter-State movement by Road Remains Banned
Travel by air, rail and metro and inter-state movement of people by road remains closed all over the country. Schools, hotels, restaurants, bars, shopping malls, cinemas and places of worship are also shut up to unprecedented time.
No restriction on the movement of goods between states
On the other hand, there will be no restriction on the movement of goods between states or on the manufacturing and distribution of essential items.
However, the government has permitted these relaxation based on the zones that have been created looking at the severity and incidences of COVID-19 in different regions.
As per reports, all the metro cities, including Delhi, Mumbai Bengaluru – have been designated as red zones where most curbs remain in place. The classification is made on the basis of the number of active coronavirus cases, and the increase in the rate of cases.
In urban red zones that are not marked as containment zones – which are areas sealed off due to coronavirus cases – private offices can open at 33 per cent capacity. Construction activity can also resume, as long as workers reside on-site. Manufacturing of essential goods and IT hardware is permitted. E-commerce activities are only allowed for essential goods, while standalone shops are able to open.
In accordance with that, the Delhi government had on Sunday allowed the opening of standalone liquor shops from Monday. There are 150 such shops, according to news agency PTI,that will remain open till 7 pm.
In rural red zones, all agricultural, construction and industrial activity is permitted.
In orange zones, all the activities allowed in red zones are permitted. In addition, taxis are allowed, provided they are carrying only two passengers, as is travel between districts for permitted activities.
Taxis and cab will be permitted with one driver and two passengers over orange and green zones.
Areas designated as green zones, or places that have not seen any incidence of Covid-19 in 21 days, are allowed to resume all activities except those prohibited nationally.
Four wheeler vehicles are allowed in green or orange zones with two maximum passengers.
Private offices can operate with up to 33% strength as per the requirement with the remaining people work from home. Government offices can function with senior officers of the level of deputy secretary and above at full strength.
SOURCE: Krishi Jagran